Head of Operations (Academic & Administrative), Associate Prof Cinematography
He graduated from FTII in MPP (Motion Picture Photography).He has extensively worked as Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, in addition to being Cinematographer and Director of Photography. Niranjan's work has spread across feature films, short films,documentaries, telefilms, TV shows & TV serials. Recipient of a National Award, his films have won awards, accolades at various International Film Festivals. Niranjan enjoys sharing his experiences and understanding of films, television; related media with his students and has been doing it since 2008. He says now he is happy to be at MIT-SFT and looks forward to making it one of the best Film & TV Schools in the world.
Associate Prof Editing
Cinema has been a life-long passion for him. After getting his Diploma in Cinema (Editing) he joined the film Industry as an Advertising Film Editor and has edited many AD films before editing the National Award winning documentary film ‘Shelter’.He went on to edit Govind Nihalani’s ‘Tamas’ and Shyam Benegal’s ‘Discovery of India’/ ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’. He branched off into screenplay writing and started off as a co-writer of the popular award winning film ‘Ghayal’. Later he authored the multiple award winning film ‘Damini’. For Television he has Written, Produced and Directed serials like ‘Zameen Aasmaan’, ‘Mumkin’, ‘Agar’ etc. After holding various workshops and teaching sessions at SIMC, ISB & M, SRFTI, he felt that mentoring young film makers is as serious a business as making films. Hence, he decided to join the Editing Department of MIT- SFT.
Mr. Sudipto Chattopadhayy has over two decades of experience in managing film & television projects end-to-end. Credited with creating projects plan from the writing table to the editing table. He is well known for his major contribution in Bengali and Hindi film and television industry which includes Naam Gum Jayega, Din Protidin etc. During his service at White Feather, he worked for six feature films as a creative Director, DusKahaniya, Shootout at Lokhandwala, and Acid Factory are some of them. He has written and directed four internationally awarded feature films, Pank, Shobhna”s Seven Nights, Terrorist Uncle and Highway.
Assistant Prof Screenplay Writing
Alka Singh is a filmmaker, editor and producer. She studied film direction at Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, and spent a year in Paris studying editing at EICAR. Among others, she has edited and co-produced with NHK, Japan, the feature documentary The Fragile Heart of Moé, (2010), about comics subcultures in Tokyo.
Assistant Prof Sound Recording & Designing
After completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Audiography from FTII, Gyanesh worked with various renowned filmmakers as a sound designer. Queen, Shandaar and Dussera to name a few are some of his contributions as a sound mixing designer. Other than this he has a strong back up of academic experience.
Mammooty, a 3 time National Award winning actor, has over 350 films to his credit. He has performed stellar roles in multiple languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada. He won national recognition for his role in the film Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and is regarded as one of the finest actors in the country.
Director, screenplay writer and producer, Mani Ratnam is recognized as one of the finest Indian filmmakers of all time. Some of his noteworthy films include Mouna Ragam, Roja, Bombay, Nayagan, Thalapathi etc. His films have won 5 National Awards and are also known for their outstanding music compositions.
Goutam Ghose is an acclaimed Bengali film director, who is also recognized for his outstanding talent as a music composer and cinematographer. He has also made films in Telugu and Hindi. A multiple National Award winner, he has a diverse body of work that includes films like Dakhal, Paar, Antarjali Yatra and the commended documentary, Kalahandi.
Shaji Karun is a film director and cinematographer from Kerala who has made some landmark films during his career that spans over 28 years. He is also known for a number of documentaries and short films. His very first film, Piravi, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. Some of his best films include Swaham, Vanaprastham, Thampu, and Kanchan Sita.
Girish Kasarvalli is one of the most respected directors in Karnataka. He is also recognized as a pioneer of parallel Indian cinema. His very first film, Ghatashraddha, won the SwarnaKamal at the National Awards in 1977. His acclaimed films include Tabarana Kathe, Thaayi Saheba, Dweepa, and Naayi Neralu.
Jahnu Barua is a multiple National Award winning director from Assam, and has also made his mark in the Hindi film industry. He is known for his sensitive handling of off-beat subjects. Some of his best films include Aparoopa, Ajeya, Baandhon, and Xagoroloi Bohudoor.
Mr. Nirgudkar has been active in the field of Film and Digital Technology for the past 34 years. The first Indian to hold U.S. patents in Motion Picture Technology, he is also India's representative on Hollywood's technical committee. A firm believer in the importance of technical education, Mr. Nirgudkar has been associated with a number of film institutes of international repute.